Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll crosses 6,000

DailyTimes  |  Aug 05, 2020

The number of coronavirus deaths in Pakistan surpassed 6,000 mark on Tuesday as the country reported 15 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Sindh reported 311 coronavirus cases and five deaths during the past 24 hours, according to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. In a statement, he said 3,922 tests were carried out during the last 24 hours. With the new cases, the provincial total has risen to 122,016 while the death toll is 2,231. He added that 2,019 patients had also recovered during this period.

Punjab reported 139 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, according to the government’s Covid-19 portal, taking the total to 93,336. It also reported five more fatalities, taking the total number of deaths in the province to 2,153. According to the portal, 82,575 people have recovered so far.

As many as 71 new cases were confirmed in KP, taking the total to 34,324. Five more lives were lost in the province, taking the total to 1,213.

Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan collectively recorded 41 cases and two fatalities.

In the light of declining cases of coronavirus in the province, the Punjab government on Tuesday sent recommendations to the NCOC to consider reopening tourist destinations and restaurants with standard operating procedures SOPs and allowing industries to work round the clock. The provincial government has also recommended the opening of hotels, marriage and meeting halls with the implementation of all SOPs and has requested to revise the timings of all businesses across the province.

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